I’m a writer and editor with a lifelong passion for food, and in recent years have grown more concerned and better informed about what’s happening to global food production. In 2007 I was fortunate enough to spend the year at Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Sciences / Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, in northern Italy, earning a Master’s in Food Culture and Communication. Upon my return to Canada I resumed freelance writing, mainly focusing on food and agriculture.
I’ve made a living largely from my writing, in contract and freelance roles – corporate, technical and creative writing – for many years. I also spent a few years in records management in Alberta, and 10 years in European IT training and information support roles at the London offices of executive search firm Spencer Stuart. I’ve taught classroom, one-on-one and online courses and workshops in corporate training and creative writing.
In the creative realm, I’m a poet and have been publishing since the mid-1980s and have recently begun publishing creative nonfiction. Recently my interest in food has flavoured the broth of poetry, and I’ve published a number of food poems, singly and in small collections. In addition to the poems that have appeared over the past 25 years or so in around 50 journals and 30 anthologies in Canada, the US and the UK, I’ve had five full-length collections and three chapbooks / pamphlets published, several of which you can purchase through me. I’ve given public readings in venues large and small, and you’ll find a small selection of my poems in print and in voice elsewhere on this website.
Please contact me if you’d like to book me for readings or writing work. I’m currently based in Victoria, BC and hold dual citizenship that allows me to work in Europe.
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